Travel support to attend 38th Berlin Neutron School

ANSTO and AINSE will fund two Australia-based PhD students or post-doctoral fellows to attend the 38th Berlin Neutron School to be held March 1 – 9, 2018, at the HZB campus in Berlin.  The school will comprise lectures about the production of neutrons, neutron scattering in general, the different neutron-scattering techniques, overviews of neutron science at various facilities, hands-on experimental sessions, and a students’ poster session.

If you wish to apply for one of these positions at the school and for ANSTO/AINSE travel support to attend the school, please apply directly via the school web site ( (Deadline, October 15, 2017), with an e-mail to Ashley Hill ( that you wish to be considered for the travel support.

ANSTO User Meeting 22-24 November 2017

The first ANSTO User Meeting provides a unique forum for members of the Australian Synchrotron and Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering communities, as well as users of ANSTO’s Centre for Accelerator Science facility, to come together and showcase their cutting-edge research.

This user-led meeting is organised by members of the Australian Synchrotron User Advisory Committee (AS UAC) and the Australian Neutron Beamline Users Group (ANBUG).  Abstract submission is now open and will close 6th October.

It will be held at the National Centre for Synchrotron Science in Melbourne.

AONSA Neutron and Muon School, 16-20 November 2017, Japan

The 9th AONSA Neutron School/The 2nd Neutron and Muon School is aimed at post-graduate students and early-career researchers who are interested in, but have limited or no experience with neutron and muon beam based techniques.

The School will be held at the Materials and Life Science Experimental Facility (MLF) of J-PARC. J-PARC is one of Japan’s flagship research facilities.

The School will consist of introductory lectures on neutron and muon science and the application of neutron and muon beams in research. It will also include hands-on experience using the MLF instruments and instruction in data analysis.

More information + application form at:

ANBUG is hoping to be able to offer some travel scholarships, will be confirmed in September.

Powder Diffraction at the Australian Synchrotron and OPAL: A workshop for beginners

The powder diffraction teams from the Australian Synchrotron and OPAL are hosting a 3 day powder diffraction data analysis workshop for beginners aimed at post-graduate students and early career researchers.

Lectures and tutorials will be presented by the AS beamline team, Dr Helen Maynard-Casely (ACNS, ANSTO), Dr. Nathan Webster (CSIRO) and Dr Matthew Rowles (Curtin University)

The workshop will be held 4-6th September 2017 at the Australian Synchrotron, 800 Blackburn Rd, Clayton, Victoria.

Lectures and tutorials will be presented. A preliminary programme is available here.

If there are questions please contact the Workshop Team at this email address:


Student Scholarships ICNS Korea

AINSE has travel scholarships available for a number of students attending ICSN in Korea.

Please email details below to Tracy Rushmer ( and Katy Wood ( to apply. 

Details to be provided: Name, Affiliation, Title & Abstract of Presentation (oral or poster).

Successful applications will receive evidence of financial support from AINSE, and a refund can then be arranged via the University.